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Labout policy in India

National Policy on Skill Development soon

Training to one million people in the next five years
Author: Gyan Pathak - Published 23-10-2008 10:59 GMT-0000
The Draft “National Policy on Skill Development”, which would enable and anchor various initiatives and promote a coherent skill training implementation strategy, is ready for being placed before the Cabinet for approval.
Inflation and price rise

Inflation dropped a little, petroleum prices may be reduced too

As Inflation sinks, BJP loses steam, UPA in upbeat mood
Author: Abhijit Roy Chowdhury - Published 23-10-2008 10:17 GMT-0000
New Delhi: With inflation declining in every successive weeks in the recent past from a record high of 12.67 per cent in the month of September to 11.04 per cent for the week ended 0ct 11, a hope for the better is in the air for people in genral and for the ruling party in particular.
General Elections in India

UPA partners sing different tunes on timing of election

When should Lok Sabha elections be held - February or April?
Author: Abhijit Roy Chowdhury - Published 22-10-2008 10:13 GMT-0000
New Delhi: A section of the congress leaders feels that general election to the 15th Lok Sabha should be held in the month of February ahead of scheduled date. However, defying all logic, the UPA partners are in no mood to oblige this section and instead insist on poll to be held in April 2009.
World Trade Organization

WTO reports leap in anti-dumping investigations

Practice of dumping or low-cost export surged in the first half of this year
Author: System Administrator - Published 21-10-2008 17:53 GMT-0000
The number of investigations into the practice of dumping, or exporting a product at an unfairly low price, surged in the first half of this year, the World Trade Organization (WTO) reported yesterday.
World Summit of AMU Alumni

AMU gets green signal to open 5 centers across the country

The project would cost Rs 2000 crores
Author: Andalib Akhter - Published 21-10-2008 17:14 GMT-0000
ALIGARH: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is all set to open five centers across the country. The union human resources development ministry has accepted the proposal of the university for the purpose. The project would cost Rs 2000 crores.

Illicit drug trade threatening peacebuilding efforts in Guinea Bissau

Author: System Administrator - Published 21-10-2008 11:22 GMT-0000
The impact of the illicit drug trade on Guinea-Bissau should not be underestimated, the top United Nations political official said today, warning that the scourge threatens to undo the important progress achieved by the post-conflict nation.

Drug-related crime biggest threat to public safety in the Americas

Author: System Administrator - Published 21-10-2008 11:17 GMT-0000
Drug trafficking and the violence committed by its associated organized crime is the biggest threat to public safety in the Americas, according to the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The Wiggles use jingle to encourage kids to wash hands

Author: System Administrator - Published 21-10-2008 11:11 GMT-0000
Popular Australian children's entertainers and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassadors, The Wiggles, have created a catchy tune to help motivate millions of children worldwide to transform the mundane act of handwashing into an enjoyable habit, thereby improving hygiene and reducing the risk of disease.

Ensuring right to education for world's indigenous peoples

Author: System Administrator - Published 21-10-2008 11:08 GMT-0000
Work has begun on a new year-long United Nations study aimed at helping the world's estimated 370 million indigenous people achieve their right to education.

About 100 feared dead in latest Gulf of Aden smuggling tragedy

Author: System Administrator - Published 21-10-2008 11:04 GMT-0000
Around 100 people are believed to have died off the coast of Yemen after being forced overboard by smugglers in the Gulf of Aden, the United Nations refugee agency reported.